Mid-Ohio the Basement Years / Various
Many songwriters must look to the producers and recording artists to interpret their songs. This was never a problem in the Central Ohio basements and bedrooms of the songwriter/producers heard on this compact disc. When executing a live performance, the artist within these songwriters could convey their songs to the audience. Contained in this compact disc is a compilation of four (4) track recordings, unmixed, in their raw form speaking to the listener just as these multi-talented writers would pen them. Prior to the period 1989-1996 and after, these writers achieved an assortment of credits within the record industry. Michael Hester: Columbus, Ohio. A minister of music in churches with Gospel Hip-Hop flavor. Past co-writer with Norman Whitfield, Motown Records and Whitfield Records. An arranger, lyrist, vocals, guitar, keyboards, drum program. The songwriter of 'Sunshine' seen and heard in the retrospect of Destiny's Child on (VH1 Channel). a.k.a. Micky Wayne. Melvin Stewart: Columbus, Ohio. Member of Undisputed Truth Motown Records. A minister of music in Columbus, Ohio. Co-operator of Too Sweet Productions along with wife Rhonda. An arranger, vocals, lyrist, bass, keyboards, a.k.a. Mel Strong. Phil Raney: Chillicothe, Ohio. Band leader Urban Jazz Coalition and the P. Raney Coalition. Music Business Consultant, Record Promoter, bass, vocals, lyrist, keyboards, drum program. Tour bassist for one of Smooth Jazz's top touring artist Ken Navarro. A.k.a. Project Life, P. Raney Coalition, Urban Jazz Coalition. Also, lead bass solo on the track 'Slaughterhouse (Instrumental)' of the Roy Porter Sound Machine's project 'Generations'. Kevin Raney: Chillicothe, Ohio. A character actor, lyrist, vocalist, and rapper. Also, heard as a lead vocal on 'A Better Day' Compact Disc singing 'Jesus Stepped Into My Life'. a.k.a. Project Life. Eric O'Neal: Toledo, Ohio. During Eric's college years at the Ohio State University in the mid 1970's he met bassplayer Kenneth E. Dave and formed the group Michael David O'Neal. Moving on to Los Angeles, Eric became an original member with Koko Pop of Motown Records. The heart, soul, and spirit behind many vocalist. Now deceased, this keyboard extraordinair, and drum programmer, can be heard on other Unband Music/Uncle Fat's Records releases, a.k.a. Toledo Blade. T.C. Wright: Akron, Ohio. Although T. C. lives northeast of Central Ohio his connection came as a promotional need. Teaming with Record Promoter James Brittan, starting with radio station U88 in Westerville, Ohio, T.C. moved his Gospel Hip-Hop through radio across the United States with wife Deena as vocalist. T.C. would work his master beats and mixology as N'Tymes Mission, a.k.a. N'Tymes Mission. James C. Brittan: Columbus, Ohio. A Music Business Consultant,record promoter, lyrist,vocalist,keyboards,stage manager, editing director of 'Mr R.P. The Career', the video documentary of 1940's drummer Roy Porter. Roy played behind the world's greatest Jazz saxplayer Charlie Parker during his recording sessions in Los Angeles. Also, Brittan co-produced songs on the Roy Porter Sound Machine record project 'Generations', a.k.a. Frisky London, Project Life, P. Raney Coalition. A special thanks to God for sending the extra musicians, vocalists and rappers heard on this project: M.C. Mor, J. Lorrain, Victor Martin (guitar 'She's Lonely'),Gary Morris (vocals 'I'll Be Your Friend (Romance)'),Jennifer Price, Brother Jeff of Los Angeles (guitar 'Q.T. Pie') and the good people at Golden Withers/Bleunig Music and Sony Music. MUCH LOVE!
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